Wolves sting Bees as Reading wait outside the delivery room

25 Sep

Boom. Stopped dead in our tracks. Brentford were overtaken in the fledgling Championship table by a Wolves team whose 3-1 victory sees them climb to eighth, one place above the Bees. This following a fine mini-spell that had seen the Bees unbeaten over a four game period in which we’d picked up 8 points from a possible 12.

Ten games in and the table will, officially or otherwise, be deemed to have taken shape. It was the mellifluous wordsmith BBC Billy Reeves who previously described it as being in nascent form prior to this point.

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View from the opposition – players walk out with Bees on the far side






6 Responses to “Wolves sting Bees as Reading wait outside the delivery room”

  1. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) September 25, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    I may be wrong but i thought that was Ryan Woods’ 5th booking of the season & a 1 game ban v Reading.

    Will view the full 90 on BeesPlayer later with interest with as you say full fat Burridge. Just as well for Mark’s benefit there you didnt put a comma in.

    Andy Davies was one ref I highlighted before the season started as being one of the selected SG2 refs who are ‘not very good, in fact your…’ and so on. I was not surprised in the slightest to hear of his performance. Often dithering, easily influenced & inconsistent, similar to Tim Robinson and equal in awfulness. Fortunately on Tuesday we have one of the better SG2 refs in Oli Langford who has the potential to make the next step up unlike Davies.

    Thankfully no one on social media seems to have committed hari kari over yesterday’s result, not even Gordon Vine. By all accounts not a bad performance, deserved more, awful ref, just one of those days.

    • nickbruzon September 25, 2016 at 11:39 am #

      Thanks BQ. I thought similar re Ryan but both BBC and FA themselves showed it as four. I can’t imagine either of those would suffer from content management issues……

      As for Gordon Vine, whilst I generally ignore his moribund parping these days (think of the England supporters band with a Twitter account), I take silence as a great sign

  2. martinfrommolineux September 25, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

    Always a pleasure reading your blogs Nick.

    The one thing that both sides can agree on from yesterday’s encounter is that the referee was appalling. I don’t think anyone would have been surprised if he’d awarded you a penalty for handball in the second half but he also turned away what looked like a very valid claim in the first half when Texeira was brought down so possibly those decisions cancelled each other out. Clearly as football fans we are all partisan and have a tendency to see those incidents where decisions go against us, the foul on Bodvarrson in the second half which didn’t so much as attract a free kick would probably have resulted in a straight red in the PL.
    Anyway we could all go on all day about these things but the game itself was good to watch and finely balanced, first half a bit cat and mouse with few clear cut chances. Second half improved and I thought we had things nicely sewn up at 2-0 but after you scored you could almost feel the anxiety from us Wolves fans who have become used to us collapsing from a position of strength, for the last 25 minutes an equaliser seemed more than likely.
    But football is a strange game and what looked increasingly like 2-2 turned into 3-1.
    I’m not complaining nor do I fool myself that we’re anything other than work in progress, clearly however an improvement to when we last met at Molineux!

    Good luck for the rest of the season except of course the return fixture at your place.

    • nickbruzon September 25, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

      Cheers Martin. Congratulations on the win. Whatever the rub of the decisions (and I’m sure both teams, from what you and others have said, feel things were ‘missed’), Wolves took their chances and so are the rightful recipients of the points.
      Following the action from home, I had hopes of a 2-1 collapse but alas it wasn’t to be.
      Next time, Wolves. Next time…..

  3. Rob O September 25, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

    Was at the game. Very subdued performance until their 2nd went in. Then we started playing our game. Not their free kick as has been said but bread and butter for Bentley. Had a direct line of sight of it and he just dived too late. Unexpected mistake. Still once we got going could have drawn or even nicked it. Really have to find a way to play to Hogan ‘s strengths in these games. He was feeding off scraps once again. Still had a good day out with my son. As Dean said not much between the sides and we could have gained a good point with a bit more luck. It’s great to watch bees play at this level so I’m not going to complain about a narrow away defeat. 1-3 was harsh.

    • nickbruzon September 25, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

      Cheers Rob. I’m not ready to be taking my son ‘away’. Hence the science museum. Got that impression about Hogan up at Villa, too. A tricky problem for Dean to have to overcome, given his obvious talent and game-changing ability.
      Appreciate your input and observations.

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